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LRDG: Making sense of Twitter as professional practice: an exploratory case study

Date: 12 February 2013 Time: 1 - 2 pm

Venue: B 89, County South

Julia Gillen, Lancaster University, will be speaking on:

In this presentation I demonstrate a sociocultural approach to Twitter as a literacy practice. In researching the Web 2.0 interactions of Jonathan Agnew, the BBC's cricket correspondent, I develop a methodology through which I seek to integrate understandings of specific use of Twitter within a media ecology. In this case I show how practices of this "change agent" can be approached in the context of his overall professional practice and that of cricket, as a specialist media domain in a particular era. Through this exploratory case study I look forward to discussing with participants the potential and limitations of a virtual literacy ethnography.

NB: Different venue: B Floor, B89, County South

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Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Julia Gillen

Organising departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Digital literacies, Twitter


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